What do you need to know about New Jersey gun permits?
Gun Laws Regulations & Permits Lawyer in New Jersey
In New Jersey, anyone seeking to purchase firearms is required to obtain a lifetime Firearm Purchaser Identification card, commonly referred to as FPIC, for the purchase of rifles and shotguns. To purchase a handgun, a separate permit is needed from the local Chief of Police.
A permit is required for each handgun to be purchased and expires after 90 days but may be extended for an additional 90 days at the discretion of the Chief of Police or Superintendent of State Police. These, like the initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FPIC), are provided to applicants on a may-issue basis.
Private firearm transfers require a background check conducted through a federally licensed gun dealer. The dealer is required to keep a record of the sale.
What are the age restrictions in regards to gun laws in New Jersey?
No person under the age of 18 can purchase, barter, or otherwise acquire a firearm, and no person under the age of 21 can purchase, barter, or otherwise acquire a handgun (unless the person is authorized to possess a handgun in connection with the performance of official duties).
What disqualifies you from owning a gun in NJ?
The biggest disqualifier for a firearm license or permit is a conviction for a crime or a disorderly person offense involving domestic violence. A conviction in another state will suffice in making a person ineligible if the foreign offense would have constituted a crime in NJ.
What other regulations should you know about?
Only handguns are required to be registered to you if purchased in State as a resident. Rifles/shotguns are not required to be registered. If you have sold that handgun to another resident of New Jersey, the newly submitted Pistol Purchase Permit will update the States firearm database.
When it comes to controlled substance use, the federal law states that a person possessing a Medical Marijuana Card, is prohibited from the purchase or acquisition, possession, or control of a firearm.
Attorney Evan Nappen is an experienced gun laws regulations & permits lawyer in New Jersey. can answer these and other questions regarding gun laws more in-depth. We take our clients’ rights to own and bear arms seriously.